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|4. Take It From Here|
|5. Cry Me A River|
|6. Rock Your Body|
|7. Nothin' Else|
|8. Last Night|
|9. Still on My Brain|
|10. Take Me Now, (And She Said) - (featuring Janet Jackson)|
|11. Right For Me|
|12. Let's Take A Ride|
|13. Never Again|
Common wisdom holds that debut albums have an autobiographical slant, so it's hard to believe that Justin Timberlake's first non-'N Sync outing doesn't purloin much of its subject matter from the singer's breakup with Britney Spears. Half the songs are about the abrupt severing of a romance and the singer's rather hard-hearted stance. Sure, he may have been the wronged party, but that doesn't excuse the inflexible emotional posture revealed in "Cry Me a River," "Never Again," and the sniping "Last Night." But Timberlake apparently thinks it does, since he christened his record Justified. He also seems to enjoy boasting about the swinging single life, with many of the songs here almost gratuitously lascivious. Asides like "I could think of a couple positions for you" from "Right for Me" and "Better have you naked by the end of this song" from "Rock Your Body" will catapult the singer right off Radio Disney. But Timberlake shines when he moonwalks into more adult terrain, turning his back on the innocent dance pop that put 'N Sync on the charts. With the help of hip-hop producers Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of the Neptunes, Timbaland, and P. Diddy, Timberlake has turned out a remarkably cohesive and sophisticated slice of club-friendly R&B. --Jaan Uhelszki
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The ballads are not that great to me but the dance tracks are well done. The tracks that stand out to me are "Cry Me a River", "Rock Your Body", "Senorita", "Last Night", "Still On My Brain", "What You Got (Oh No)", and "Let's Take a Ride".
Another drawback to this album is Justin Timberlake vocal pitch. In almost every song that he performed and sang, I felt as though he was searching for some form of range within his style throughout this album. He obviously had overdone the Michael Jackson-y stuff a bit much. As other reviewers have said, many of the tracks do have that trademark "Off The Wall"/"Thriller" sounds to them. Hopefully, Justin will phase out of that and found his own sound; even if it is a mixture as long he shows some form of originality. Justin Timberlake has a lot of talent and creativity and I hope he keeps up the effort.
`Justified' is a versatile production and arrangements that works extremely well and appeals to a lot of listeners. Justin had proved to be the best bet for success amongst the boy band stream and with that, I'm definitely interested in hearing his future release in order to see if he'd actually worked on those mention setbacks.
I have to say that, for a debut album, it's not bad - he's got a few really good tracks in there. I'm not into ballads and slow songs as a rule, but the dance tracks were very well done. Mr. T. has a very wide vocal range - I just think he's overdone the Michael Jackson-y stuff a bit. As other reviewers have said, many of the tracks do have that trademark "Off The Wall"/"Thriller" sound to them. Hopefully, JT will get over that and find his OWN sound. I can easily see him becoming a 'blue-eyed soul' singer, kind of like Daryl Hall (which is not a bad thing!).
From the reviews here, I would say that there are a lot of Britany Spears fans that are less than happy with JT's songs about their relationship and breakup. As stated before, I'm not a fan and didn't follow that storyline, but HEY, they were both KIDS - it would be unrealistic to expect them to stay together forever, or have an amicable breakup. I find it a bit ironic that Ms. Spears seems to be molding herself into a 21st century Madonna while JT is going more for the Michael Jackson - two icons of the 1980's. Anyway back to the 'breakup songs' on the cd - many songwriters use what's going on in their personal lives as inspriation for their lyrics.Read more ›
1. Senorita- One of my favorites on the album 9/10
2. Like I Love You- Good. 6/10
3. (Oh No)What You Got- I like the beat to this. 6.5/10
4. Take It From Here- I love this song. 9/10
5. Cry Me A River- Good revenge song. 8/10
6. Rock Your Body- I enjoyed this one. 7.5/10
7. Nothin' Else- He sounds okay here. 6.5/10
8. Last Night- He sounds like Michael Jackson here. 9.5/10
9. Still On My Brain- I love the melody on this song. 9/10
10. (And She Said)Take Me Now- I like it, but it's not great. 7/10
11. Right For Me- I hate this song. 2/10
12. Let's Take A Ride- I hate this even more. 1/10
13. Never Again- This one's way too whiny. 3/10
Justin's more talented than Britney. Overall though, the album wasn't spectacular. It was good.
Most recent customer reviews
One of my favourite JT albums! However, there was a little scratch on Seniority track when I received it from the mail.Published 2 months ago by Tim
I can't understand why people don't like this album. Cry Me A River, Like I love You and Rock Your Body are the best songs on the album and without New Kids on the Block- there... Read morePublished on Sept. 9 2006 by Jason Hutton
Buying this album was no doubt a total mistake. This music is nothing like the stuff my mom always played, which was popular when she was my age, and I don't even like it. Read morePublished on June 24 2005 by -jul1a-
PLEASE STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS AWFUL ALBUM WHICH IS BAD BEYOND DESCRIPTION.HORRIBLE OVERRATED ALBUMS LIKE THIS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DECLINE OF THE RECORDING INDUSTRY. Read morePublished on July 19 2004
justified is one of the most overrated and overhyped albums of this millenium and i wonder under what criterion did this clown get his grammy which he did not deserve at all. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by sanjay verma99
The only reason he won those grammies was because first he was overhyped and second was put into a category with older singers like Johnny Cash and Peter Zevon, people who don't... Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by JAB..